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Qualcomm achieves ‘world’s first’ 5G connection on 5G chipset

0 373Qualcomm Incorporated has announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, has successfully achieved a 5G data connection on a 5G modem chipset for mobile devices.

ITL World signs up Sabre

0 403The travel management company ‘ITL World’  has signed a new agreement with Sabre.  Under the new agreement, Sabre’s leading technology will …
Mubadala Investment Company is set to open its first United States office in San Francisco

Mubadala opens San Fran office for tech investments

0 393Mubadala Investment Company is set to launch a venture capital arm of its business, with a dedicated ventures investment team …
Huawei's rotating CEO Eric Xu (source: Huawei)

Huawei CEO Xu: enterprises unsatisfied with unresponsive telcos

0 449Huawei’s rotating CEO Eric Xu has stressed the importance for telecom carriers to innovate their services or risk losing out …

EMEA’s top 50 cloud innovators revealed: report

0 776Spearheaded by and sponsored by F5 Networks, the Top 50 EMEA Cloud Climbers Report is dedicated to cloud computing’s transformational business impact.

Mashreq Bank, Microsoft extend partnership to drive digital transformation

0 2302Building on Mashreq’s current digital strategy, the bank will harness the power of Microsoft Dynamics 365 as its commerce platform, to “empower its employees and engage customers more effectively.”
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president of the UAE and ruler of Dubai

UAE confirms innovation commitment to UN

0 518The UAE has reaffirmed the importance of its science, technology and innovation policy at the meetings of the Second Committee …

Smart Dubai, TRA join forces to create unified digital ID

0 440The project will develop and integrate the ‘SmartPass’ service of the UAE Federal Government with the ‘Dubai ID’ service into a single system, allowing users to access federal and local government services, by logging in once, from any location, and processing transactions digitally.

WaveX selects ArabianChain blockchain-based smart contracts

0 722Based in the UAE and with operations in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, ArabianChain enables governments, enterprises, startups and individuals to use blockchain-based tools and languages and build their transactions and contracts on its platform.

HH Sheikh Mohammed launches UAE strategy for AI

0 389This is the first such strategy of its kind - not only in the region, but in the entire world - to promote government performance and create an innovative and highly-productive environment by means of investing in AI.

RTA unveils latest Smart Drive app updates

0 422The app now boasts several additional features, including displaying landmarks more attractively and interactively, updating the UAE map, and displaying the locations of metro and tram stations, bus stations, water transit stations, and parking areas in Dubai.

STC partners with Tech Mahindra

0 846The Saudi Telecom Company (STC), represented by its enterprise focused business unit, STC Business, and Tech Mahindra have announced a …

Young guns: Why millennials will redefine the GCC tech industry

0 756By 2050, 54 percent of the region's population is expected to be under 36 years of age. How will this growing influx of millennials shape the future of technology in the Middle East?

DEWA, Emirates NBD join forces to collaborate on IoT, AI-driven projects

0 635The MoU enhances collaboration in implementing projects that promote innovation and improve services provided to customers. It also aims to exchange knowledge and expertise in digital transformation and artificial intelligence.

Transformation Talk | GITEX Edition

0 238We bring you some of the highlights from the Gulf region's biggest technology trade show in this special edition of Transformation Talk, weekly news roundup by Tahawul Tech.
Ras Al-Khaimah has launched its first startup incubator

Ras al-Khaimah launches first startup incubator

0 600The emirate of Ras al-Khaimah has inaugurated its first startup incubator at Julfar Towers, in the presence of Sheikh Mohammed …
The HBMSU board of governors convene for their first meeting of the academic year

HBMSU to offer innovation, change management MSc online

0 518Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University is set to offer its Master of Science course in Innovation and Change Management fully …

When will Blockchain take off in GCC enterprises?

0 1839So much of our day-to-day life now revolves around the Internet. We shop online; we communicate online; we bank online …
DIFC Courts CEO Mark Beer OBE

DIFC Courts CEO Mark Beer: legal industry desperately needs IT transformation

0 2559“Does society want people to feel confident in solving their problems in a court?” DIFC Courts CEO Mark Beer OBE …

DEWA launches tech investment firm in Silicon Valley

0 499JEI Silicon Valley will primarily look for opportunities linked to research and development, R&D, and innovation.

SAP drives ‘empathy to action’ for customer satisfaction

0 1247Under its new ‘empathy to action’ theme, SAP has announced a selection of technology services and research findings from its Hall 6 stand at the 37th annual edition of GITEX.
Abu Dhabi's Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities is launching a govenment-wide capital investment planning system

Abu Dhabi DPM to develop automated cross-government planning system

0 514The Abu Dhabi Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities (DPM) is leading a project to develop a capital investment planning …

Cisco demos ‘Network of the Future’, IoT and AI innovations

0 1988Cisco, during its participation at the recently held GITEX Technology Week 2017, showcased some of its latest innovations and solutions for the digital era.

RTA tests new app for on-demand bus service

0 566The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has unveiled an on-demand bus service via a smart app, branded MVMANT. The first …
Younus Al Nasser, CEO of Dubai Data

Dubai Data showcases latest projects at Smart Dubai pavilion

1 717The Dubai Data Establishment – a Smart Dubai affiliate – is showcasing its latest services and initiatives in the Smart …
The DeG's GITEX stand

Sharjah to connect 31 gov departments under unified network

1 797Sharjah Department of eGovernment (DeG) has announced at GITEX that it will connect 31 government entities and departments from the …

CNME honours Middle East ICT achievement in eighth outing

0 2792CPI Media Group and Tahawul Tech, last night, hosted CNME’s new and improved ICT Achievement Awards 2017. Held at the …

Etisalat to invest $816M in UAE network upgrades

0 1933Etisalat has announced plans to to invest more than $816 million (AED3 billion) in 2017 to develop and modernise infrastructure and expand mobile and fibre optic networks and more across the UAE.
Mubadala Investment Company CIO Mansour Al Ketbi

Mansour Al Ketbi unites IT teams for $125 billion Mubadala Investment Company

0 9305Following the historic merger of Mubadala Development Company and International Petroleum Investment Company into a $125-billion-asset behemoth, work needed to …

Shure: Why audio is an IT discussion

0 604Chicco Hiranandani, Director Sales & Marketing, Shure, shares insights on the growing importance of audio solutions.
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